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    September 6, 2012
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it was terrible. >> bitten by a beaver, an 83-year-old woman tells her story of a painful attack. and a threat leads to a plane being grounded and a passenger pulled off a flight. now a police say the man is actually the victim of a birthday hoax. good achb, i'm pat lawson muse. we start off with breaks new. a jury has just found former police officer drew peterson guilty in the murder of his third wife kathleen savio. the required was just read moments ago. peterson was charged in her death three years after it happened. >> after the high-profile disappearance of his fourth wife. savio was found dead in 2004. peterson had denied wrongdoing in the cases of both wives. he'll be sentenced november 26th and facing a maximum of 60 years behind bars. >> we'll have much more tonight at 5:00 and 6:00. now to that elaborate hoax played out at philadelphia
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international airport today. a threat led to a flight being grounded and a startled passenger being pulled right off the play. >> as nbc's jay gray reports, the suspected terrorist was actually an innocent man who had no idea what was going on. >> reporter: the warning came just after 7:00 this morning. >> it was alleged that a made, and a name was given, would attempt to get onto an airplane en route somewhere this texas with a dangerous or hazardous substance. >> that name was christopher shell, a passengers from phipp to dallas. he posted this picture online just before takeoff. 30 minutes into the trip, the plane was ordered it turn around. at it landed, the jet was moved to a locate where armed officers, shell was taken off the plane in handcuffs. >> we checked him and his carry-on luggage and determined he was not in the possession of
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anything dangerous, hazardous our illegal. >> reporter: as fbi agents questioned shell, it became clear he was not part of any criminal plot, but instead the victim of perhaps a prank on his 29th birthday. >> that this was a hoax, and a pretty nasty trick was played on a passenger, and it resulted in really a threat to all of the passengers. >> reporter: an investigation into who made the call and why continues. >> it's just incredibly foolish and irresponsible thing to do. the bottom line it's criminal. >> reporter: and costly. u.s. air estimates the hoax will coast upwards of tens of thousands, a price tag that does not include the fears and frustrations of dozens of passengers hurried off the plane and onto later flights. jay gray, nbc news, dallas. police in los angeles searched the home of a bank manager today after she was forced to help rob her own bank.
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investigators say two men kidnapped the woman from her home yesterday, strapped what they said was a bomb to her body, and forced her to get money from the bank. a bomb squad blew up the device. it turned out it was not a bomb. police say today's search was part of their standard procedure and at this point the manager is not a suspect. to politics now, the president gets to set to make his case for a second term after bill clinton presented a lengthy argument last night. president obama will delivered his speech to a much smaller live audience than originally planned, the weather forcing the speech inside. steve handelsman is covering the convention for us. >> reporter:. president obama has been formally renominated. he's gotten a rousing endorsement from the most loved democrat. >> if you want a future of shared prosperitity where the
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middle classes growing and poverty is declining, you have to vote for barack obama. >> reporter: tonight it's imfor the president to make his own case. >> my main goal i think is to communicate to the american people how we can move forward and create an economy where middle-class families, they've got a shot again. >> reporter: in new hampshire mitt romney says he won't watch the president make new promises. >> i think he wants a promises reset. we want a report on the promises he made. >> reporter: disappointed democrats with tickets to barack obama's canceled stadium speech tonight, tried to get the president's live message to them today on smartphones. >> we can't let a little thunder and lightning get us down, we'll have to roll it. i can't wait to share my vision with the future, so i hope you tune in. >> reporter: these volunteers plan to, but they couldn't hear
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the web stream. >>t's over. my goodness. >> reporter: vice president biden warms up the democrats. it will be standing room only for the president. delegates here say they're confident barack obama will do what he's done before, which is deliver a speech this fires them up and wins over swing voters. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news at the dnc in charlotte. news4's jim vance and tom sherwood are in charlotte. coming up they'll by joining us live with a closer look at the delegates. and a programming note. nbc coverage begin at a special time tonight, 9:00. tom brokaw is out of the hospital this afternoon after a health scare. the nbc news special correspondent said he felt light headed this morning after appearing on "morning joe." he was taken to the hospital as a presauce. doctors did a round of tests and they say brokaw is in good
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health. he tweeted that he mistakenly took a half-dough of ambien which caused him to, quote, make less sense than usual. d.c.'s health department confirms that the city's first death has occurred due to west nile virus. another resident is in the hospital with the virus. it comes after a maryland mand was reported as the first death from the virus that's commonly spread by mosquitos. the number in our region is about the same as previous years according to "the washington post," but they're up sharply nationwide, with nearly 2,000 cases reported this year, 87 of them fatal. turning to the weather, the rain has cleared out, but the air is still thick. more storms are in the photograph. >> storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer joins us live. >> we saw a lot of rain out there a bit earlier this morning, definitely more rain than i predicted during the day yesterday, but at least now
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we're starting to finally dry out and starting to see some sunshine out there, but still a few showers to look at. take a look at our current temperature, 84 degrees with a heat index of 88, another very warm and humid afternoon. as we look toward the radars pictu picture, i want to show you this, once again we're talking about the rain coming through the air. that calm through earlier this this morning, and when it did, it came down very, very hard. in parts of the area especially south of washington. some areas 2 to even 3 inches of rain here. now just a couple showers remaining. parts of montgomery county up to about 0.2 of an inch, but 1.2 down around the ft. belvoir area, in the southern portions of fairfax county, culpepper and southern fauquier county, 3.6 inches, and close to 2 inches in spot in the st. mary's county. now the only area of rain just
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north of 270 right around lateensville, so we're not totally done just yet with the shower activity. i think we're going to see a bit of a break tomorrow, then may strong to severe storms. i'll show you what part of the weekend they may fall on, coming up. all right. he was a key figure in the nfl, beloved by baltimore, but cursed by cleveland. art mo del has died. is as he arrived in charm city. the 87-year-old died of natural causes early this morning with his family by his side. he was admitted to john hopkins just yesterday. his son, david, released this statement, saying he was adisorder by the entire baltimore community for his
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kindness and generosity, and he loved baltimore. ravens owner said, he was my friend, my mentor, we will miss him so much, and roger goodell, any conversation with art included laughing. he always left you with a smile on your face. fans saddened to hear of his pacing, remember when hi introduced the raven toss baltimore. >> obviously a courageous thing he did moving the team from cleveland to baltimore. my most vivid memory is the lombardi when they won. he will be missed and he's done a lot. >> modell purchased the cleveland browns for $4 million in 1961, by the mid '90s he said he was losing millions and decided to make a move. to the ire of browns fans everywhere, he brought the franchise to baltimore. you could say the move tarnished his reputation in ohio, but here in baltimore nearly everyone was
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thrilled. once again baltimore had a team. >> he brought football back to a town that hasn't had it for years. i mean, kids didn't even know what football was until art came. this is just sad. >> reporter: the move was also believed to be the main reason would you say hi never made it into the football hall of fame. he was one of 15 finals in 2001 and semifinalist many times. >> more a memory to come to the game and enjoy the game and just see what he did. >> reporter: during his four decades as an nfl owner, he served as president of the league, helped negotiate the contracts with television network and chaired negotiations with the first collectish bargaining agreement. his wife of 42 years passed away last october. >> it's like without him the city of baltimore wouldn't be what it is today. it's a beautiful stadium and amazing team that the community
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has to rally around. >> reporter: modell is survived by his two sons, daughter-in-law and six grandchildren. at m & t bank stadium melissa mollet, news4. when we continue this afternoon, a medieval threat in modern times. a little girl diagnosed with bubonic plague. >> jessica simpson reveals while she gained so much during her pregnancy. ♪ i just met you ♪ this is crazy another sign that "call me maybe" president clinton: this election to me is about which... candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice.
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is ♪ i look to you ♪ as it fell ♪ now you're in my way recognize that tune? "call me maybe" is considered the song of the summer. billboard ranks the hit as the most popular song between memorial day and labor day.
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"call me maybe" led to a string of parodies that went viral. it started with justin bieber. the olympic swim team's version was the most popular, though. she's usually dodging the paparazzi, but now katy holmes has a new gig. she's just been hired as the new face many bobbi brown cosmetics. holmes, who finalized her divorce just two weeks ago, will be the first celebrity spokeswoman. she also has her own clothing line, and bobbi brown will be the lead makeup artest for the spring's 2013 fashion show. nearly two years after lady ga gaga made the due abu of her meatdress, it's on display until january. along with other artifacts from the women of rock, the dress is made of real meat, so it's not exactly in original condition. the meat is preserved though, and it's painted to look the
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same. gaga herself will be in washington in just a few months, bringing her "born this way" fall tour to the center. tasty dress there? owes tasteless, depending on your taste. drake and rihanna are leading nominees ahead of tonight's mtv's video awards. nicki minaj causing a real buzz on the internet. >> here with the deails georgia alfred alfredas, co-host on "the rick parr show." drake and rihanna may be the big winners? >> they're both nominated for five music video awards. katy perry, m.i.a., cold play, frank ocean, who is also performing. the kevin later is hosting.
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it will be at 8:00 instead of 9:00 or 10:00, because they want people to watch the dnc. that's kind of cool of mtv. they're getting kind of political. >> lots to see. the internet is buzzing over nicki minaj's remix, but there's a fly in this political -- >> just a minor detail. nobody told nicki minaj you have to be registered to vote. that's how we normal people do it. it's so odd. mitt romney is conservative. she's so not conservative. so she's not voting for anybody. she still has time to register. she might do it. you never know. november is a ways off. "forbes" latest list of top ten hip-hop money makers is out. you kind of put us on the spot last time. we're ready for you. >> dr. dre, and you're like, really? if you know a teenager or
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college student, you've probably seen them walking around with the $200 headbeats by drea. diddy is number two. he has his own headphone line. and he's also guy the ciroc vodka. and jay-z, number four kanye. number five is weezy. >> the furnishy thing is birdman, number 7, he owns the record company that is with drake, weezy, nicki minaj. nikki is the only female on the list. eminem is number nine. you knew who number ten was. i'll bet you have some ludicrous
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headphones. >> jessica simpson is a happy mom. >> she says, you know, i indulged and now i'm having problems getting it off. she's now the new spokesperson with weight watchers. i like the fact that she had, hey, i had a baby, i'm not a side 4 a month later like the rest of hollywood. i can appreciate that. i'm still trying to lose ten pounds and my son is 6. well, speaking of figures, kristina agaguilera, a coach on "the voice" says she knows people are talking about her wade. >> she is is full-figured her. we remember when she was boney, and now she likes having cleavage and she's going to show it. she says she doesn't care. she had r0rd producers dress her
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like a barby daal, and i'm sure we'll sigh that on "the voice." >> what do you have on kys? we have a super-special announcement at 7:00 tomorrow morning. they haven't toll me because they knew i would tell you, but all i know is big. >> they know you too well. >> they know me. big announcement, 7:00 a.m. >> it will be a surprise to you. >> yes, it did. >> georgia alfredas. coming up next, we'll hear from the 83-year-old woman who was attacked. >> and then a man takes a picture of himself every day for 12 years. the self-portrayed that's become a youtube sensation. and doug is back. stay with us.
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the day certainly isn't ending the way it started. >> how many of you were surprised to see all the rain? >> we were a bit surprised s. >> last night i started looking
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at it and thought maybe we'll see more rain than we thought, but it wasn't a little more rain, it was a lot more rain. even up to 3 inches of rain overnight into early this morning. i thought we would easily get into the low 90s today. so far only around 84 degrees, waiting for the official number. currently sitting at 87, but here's the number right now. we're looking at partly to mostly cloudy skies, i think we'll continue to see them the rest of the evening before we start to clear out. winds out of the southeast, our dew point at 70, so still on the very warm side. temperatures right now 86, 90 in frederick. more cloud cover to the east, and we've tayed? the 70s. and now here as the rain over the last 12 hours. look how much rain came through. a lot of yellows, oranges and
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reds, and some parts, a severe thunderstorm down towards fredericksburg, numerous trees down here, and we saw some flash flooding. now this is all pushing down to the south and east. we're not quite done just yet. one up towards fred ricks county, and this one just to the east of gaithersburg. it has produced a bit in the way of rain. moves down to the south, could be close to rockville in about the next 15 to 20 minutes, so heads up. they are going to be dying out the rest of the night, though, i don't anticipate too much more, be able to wouldn't be surprised to see a few showers tomorrow either. very warm across our area. that front helped to trigger more storms today. this, tess a chance to a shower. we are going to the on the warm side tomorrow.
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then on saturday, watching a system that will bring a front through, and we could -- most of saturday should be okay, but by late -- of course we'll talk more about that the nest couple days. sunday, though? beautiful, very nice weather for sunday. we have good weather coming in. tonight, clearing skies, just an isolated shower possible, 79 to about 83, as we move on through the next couple days. 91 tomorrow, 87 on saturday with that thunder late in the day. waffle this. nice weather sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday could be our nicest stretch of weather we have seen in quite some time. let's cross our fingers and hope we did okay. today officially a bust. i'll go out on the air and say that. hopefully we don't bust through that nice streak. fingers crossed. >> thank you, doug. still to come on "news4 at 4," danger in the laundry room.
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how these detergent pods are making children sick. and the mysterious noise that's keeping a neighborhood up at night, even making some people squeezy. and take a look at this. a family of ducks trying to navigate a busy highway. don't worry. president clinton: this election to me is about which...
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candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president. we need to keep going with his plan. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message.
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welcome back at 4:30 on a busy day in the news. >> an update on our breaking news this hour. drew peterson has just been led out of the courtroom in handcuffs. a jury found him guilty in the murder of his third wife, kathleen savio. he body was found in 2004. peterson is a former police officer. he became a household name after
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the disappearance of his fourth wife, stacy. peterson has denied wrongdoing in both cases. he faces a maximum 60 years in prison. now to a safety alert for parents. a new kind of laundry detergeants is making toddlers sick. we're talking about the detergent pods, the colorful pods you have next to your washing machine. >> they're small, shiny, look edible to some. many children think they're candy. there are some simple things adults can do to reduce the risk. >> reporter: they are the latest in laundry. detergent pods, tiny packets that go in the wash, no pouring our measuring needed, a timesaver for busy parents. >> put one in, close the laundry and you're set. >> when they take the plunge, they dissolve quickly and completely. >> reporter: grownups aren't the only once attracted. >> it looks like candy.
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>> reporter: they're shapes, bright colors. >> reporter: with the shiny packaging and candy coloring, an alarming number of children are eating them, confusing them with sweet treats. this spring, jessica sutton's then 20-month-old daughter isabella found a laundry pod on the floor and tried to eat it. >> vomiting, she had dirhea, she was -- it was pretty much the symptoms of a stomach virus. >> reporter: thankfully she recovered quickly, but she's part of a growing number of children getting sick this way. >> i've never seen a consumer product that had that degree of injury in a small child. >> reporter: the pods, made by several different companies, came out just this year. all right there have been almost 3,000 cases reported of accidental ingestion, mostly in children 5 and under, approximately 13 cases per day reported to poison control centers nation weill. almost half vomited, other effects include drowsyness and
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respiratory problems, sometimes requiring hospitalization and a ventilator. >> it's very, very concentrated. when little kids bite into this concentrated detergent, it reacts in their bodies in a different way than regular detergent. >> reporter: in a statement, the american cleaning institute said detergent manufacturers are reemphasizing the important of keeping single unit dose laundry detergent packets out of the reach of children. we are obviously very concerned whenever these situations occur. >> in fact many manufacturers are saying they are redesigning the packets so it's tougher to get into. keep them on a high shelf or just don't buy the pods until the kids grow up a bit. a colorado girl is recovering from a rare case of a bubonic plague, only the second case in the u.s. this year. she came down with the disease last week. doctors say when she arrived at
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the hospital in denver, she was having seizures and a temperature of 107. they believed she got the illness during a camping trip with her family when she was probably bitten by infected fleas. she's expected to go home in about a week. doctors say she's lucky to be alive. the plague killed 25 million europeans during the middle ages. today a fairfax county woman is expected to get out of the hospital after she was attacked by a rabid 50-pound beaver in a lake. she talked to news4's jim rosen field about the frightening ordeal and why she will never swim there again. >> terrible. >> reporter: bandaged and traumatized lillian peterson being treated for multiple bite wounds. her ordeal began tuesday evening. during one of hers usual swims, something she's been doing for half a century without a problem until now. >> i was getting out of the water, and this beaver came after me from nowhere. >> reporter: this 50-pound
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beaver, now confirmed to be rabid by fairfax animal control. >> the first thing he did is take a big chunk out of my leg. i tried to fight him out. >> there was someone nearby, who saw what was happening, got to shore and struck the beaver with a branch, and struck it until it was sort of in a daze. >> reporter: it was a fisherman friend of peterson who came to her aid. she credits him with saving her life. >> i would have been dead, no two ways about it. >> that beaver has been euthanized by animal control. peterson is now being treated for rabies. creepy, ominous, annoying, that's how residents in west seattle describe an odd humming sound that's swirling around their neighborhood. they say it even keeps them up at night. one resident, that is, recorded the sound. take a listen. 6. folks say this relentless
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hum can be heard for miles. large industrial plants nearby say it's not them. the city is investigating, but so far no smoking gun. residents just want it to stop. >> it gets higher and lower, it kind of goes away and comes back. >> it's very odd. >> it does have an unworldly sound to it. >> it's kind of creepy. it creeps you out physically a bit, but we want to know. tell us what it is. >> reporter: and they heard the same noise back in 2009. it did eventually go away. maybe that will happen this time, too. kind of wants to make you move to a new spot. >> yeah. much more ahead, it's a story you've got to see. police save an 86-year-old man who's trapped in a burning car. we'll show you hose a bystander helped rescue one of those officers. and a little girl survives an incredible descend. an incredible descend. a bus landed on
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the flaming pit features items like prime rib, australian lobster and norwegian salomon. there's just a day left to buy that deal. if you're hungry, hop on it. >> let's go. you want next on "news4 at 4," a lot more ahead. a kitten takes a 12-hour 100 miles journey. get this. she was stuck inside the bumper of a car. doug will be back with a look at our weekend.
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talk when humidity out there. we've got to turn that off, doug. >> turn it off? tomorrow a little humid, saturday a little humid, then you know what? it is off for a while. not only off, we were talking about some fall-like temperatures trying to move in. people will be able to open their windows, maybe turn off the ac for a little bit. let's not go crazy. it's not going to be that cool,
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but it will be nice out there. >> a very nice afternoon, very nice evening, but definitely on the humid side. you can see a lot of clouds, low-level clouds marking the moisture that's in the atmosphere. currently 82 degrees, but with the dew point at 70, yes time you get over 70, you know you're talking about humidity. here's the temperatures around the region -- now, not a lot going on anymore. we saw most of the rain exit the area. there are still a few storms to the north right not north of rockville, came through lleytonsville arier, but started to die out.
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maybe rockville pike. this is right over portion of the mountains, and right over -- if you're driving up 13, you may run into fairly heavy downpours. this storm is not moving a lot as it drifts to the south. up to the north, and this is what we'll be watching during the day tomorrow. instability, mainly back towards the west tomorrow in through the mountains. most of us should stay on the dry side. 62 in leesburg, so getting cooler. 70 degrees in the d.c. area. i think we'll see areas of fog overnight. that could be a problem in through tomorrow morning, as you head to work, as the kids head off to school. tomorrow afternoon we get nice and warm. that's really about it. 87 on saturday, late-day thunderstorms for the metro
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area, maybe 5:00, 6:00, but then sunday, monday, tuesday, wednesday, thursday, nothing but sunshine and highs a bit below average, and look at this. monday morning, tuesday morning, many of you will wake up to temperatures around 50 to 51 or 2 degrees. not bat at all. i would call that extremely nice. so there you go. how about that? >> sounds good to us. coming through for us, doug. >> bring on the fall. thanks, doug. a wild trip for a kitten that hitched a right in a woman's car, as she drove across new york state. the cat was stuck in the bumper during a 12-hour journey. >> reporter: still sporting battle wounds from a wild rice,
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this 9 week-old kitten named pump country didn't want to be homeless anymore showing up after her doorstep. >> she was on my porch, and i trying to get her and she ran off. >> reporter: stacy didn't think anything of it, not know when the kitten came from. she went to bed and went to a wedding the following morning. >> she estimates it was about midnig midnight, so decided to stop here. she pulled up through the drive-thru. >> reporter: instantly realized it was coming from her car. >> i called my friend and we found her stuck up under the bumper area. >> reporter: she was lodged in so tight, they had to unscrew pieces -- >> her face was down through the ground and one paw was out.
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>> reporter: she sunday burn us on her ears, her front right leg is so severely damaged, a vet has recommended amputation. otherwise she's in good health, and expected to recover. >> we got her out and she's been mine since. >> reporter: which could have been her plan all along. >> that pump country is one tough cookie, and a lucky little cookie, too. another incredible story of survival. how a little girl became trapped underneath a bus and walked away just fine. and this video is enough to make your heart stop, but don't worry, you will line the ending. a family of ducks navigating its way across a very busy highway. coming up on "news4 at 5," robbed and attacked inside a church over the weekend. hurricanes isaac left a lot of destruction and some homeless puppies.
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coming up, the d.c. police officer accused of making threatening remarks again the first lady is still on the job. what the chief has to
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as firefighters desperately work to rescue this 3-year-old girl. no injuries at all.
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the but swerved to miss an oncoming car. she became pinned after the bus hit her. she remained remarkably composed. the jackhammer didn't work because the ground was too soft. they eventually had to dig her out. this video may be tough to watch, but we assure you there's a happy ending. this mother duck and her ducklings are crossing the highway. the mother duck waits for cars and keeps on going. some cars blows the little ducklings off their feet. we're happy to report none of them were injured. they waddled on down to a nearby ravine. they're just following mom the way they're supposed to, next on "news4 at 4," an 86-year-old man trapped in a burning car.
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at least police officers rush in at least police officers rush in to help.
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a dramatic rescue. an 86-year-old man was trapped in his burning car and unable to move. we have the video to show what happened next. >> reporter: a camera recorded the growing flames. >> get out! >> reporter: as a microphone captured the sounds of a frantic fight to save a man trapped inside a burning car. >> there was a definite sense of urgency. >> reporter: feet away from a clearly anguished witness, police officers andrew parsley, nicholas vernudu, and martin ran into the. >> it was tough to see. >> reporter: after crashes his chrysler, the 86-year-old's driver's foot was still on the accelerator. the spinning tires sounding like a helicopters, showering debris
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on the officers. >> it wasn't an option to me. >> reporter: martin smashed a window and suffered sect-degree burns unbuckling the man's seat belt. >> reporter: police say the victim kept a firm grip on the steering while and refused to let go. >> he was disoriented, struggling a bit. >> reporter: after enduring the heat and smoke for two minutes, they carried him away from the car. meantime, the witness plan went to get her inhaler. >> did you use it? >> absolutely. >> reporter: did it help? >> absolutely. >> reporter: the victim is still norpt recovering from severe burns and other injuries. police believe a medical problem may have led to the crash. >> we were able to save his life, so couldn't ask for a better outcome. the officers say they didn't have timing to nervous and didn't think about their safety until after they played back the
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video. late sfaes worse from officers parsley is that the driver is expected to make a full recovery. now at 5:00, a with a gun robs a man at church. right now at 5:00, president obama preps for his primetime speech, trying to get voters to stay with him in the white house for another four years. we're live in charlotte. a man is viciously attacked and robert inside a d.c. church. and how parents can save as much as $400 a year on diapers. where moms can get the very best deals. good evening. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm wendy rieger. you don't think of a church where you have to worry about your safety, but police are hunting for a man who robbed a guy at gunpoint inside a local church. it hat at the church on newton street in d.c. jackie bensen is live at the church, which is known for

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